Industry People of Interest

Name// Justin Drape
Position// The Monkeys, Founder & CCO
What’s your current position?
How long have you been in this position?
The Monkeys, Founder & CCO, since 2005.
If you could have any job what would it be?
As above
What has surprised you most about working in Media?
All of the hot air – far too many people regurgitate buzzwords and talk about interesting ideas, rather than actually creating them.
How do you manage to maintain a work/life balance?
As Bruce Lee says: “Be like water” – embrace the good things when they come (in both work and life) and push past the bad.
What is your favourite magazine?
How do you describe your job to your friends outside media?
What are you passionate about?
My kids, family and friends, basketball – Boston Celtics, writing, reading, art, ideas, snowboarding, travelling, photography, music, the ocean – diving and swimming.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Clovelly NSW
If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
I’d invite Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) to dinner with Jeff Koons, Benjamin Franklin, John Steinbeck, Beck, Jacques Cousteau, Coco Chanel, Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Jeff Goodby, Amelia Earhart, Henry Lawson, Bob Hawke, Nigella Lawson and Margot Robbie.
If you could be on the cover of a magazine, which one would it be?
TransWorld SNOWboarding
Name// Debbie Moxon
Position// M2M Business Director
Name// Mark Tzintzis
Position// OMD, Account Director
Name// Nick Thomas
Position// Account Manager at MediaCom
Name// Liz Smart
Position// m2m, Account Manager
Name// Ben Willee
Position// Spinach, General Manager and Media Director
Name// Penny Shell
Position// Starcom Melbourne, Strategy Director
Name// Richard Smith
Position// Managing Director, m2m Melbourne (Omnicom Media Group agency)
Name// Andrew Lawson
Position// Implementation Director at Havas Media
Name// Adam Ross
Position// Head Of Co-Creation at Mindshare
Name// Gary Peace
Position// Head of Planning at ZenithOptimedia
Name// Andrew Murray
Position// Sydney Investment Director at UM Sydney
Name// Mila Sedivy
Position// Account Director at Starcom MediaVest
Name// Tony Newby
Position// Group Business Director at MEC
Name// Peter Roins
Position// MediaCom, Director – IP&I
Name// Claire Butterworth
Position// Sydney Trading Director at MEC
Name// Melissa Roberts
Position// Managing Director at Huckleberry Agency
Name// Uma Sekar
Position// Melbourne Strategy Director at ZenithOptimedia
Name// Shivani Maharaj
Position// Director, Implementation Planning & Investment at MediaCom
Name// Vanessa Lai
Position// Business Director at m2m Media
Name// Simon Lawson
Position// Business Director at PHD, Melbourne
Name// Stephen Fisher
Position// General Manager, Melbourne at Initiative
Name// Ron Ferdinands
Position// Strategy Director at Vizeum
Name// Luke Hutchinson
Position// Sydney Investment Director at Starcom
Name// Angela Feruglio
Position// Global Business Director at PHD
Name// Rachel Higgins
Position// Client Communications Planning Director at Mediacom Melbourne
Name// Andrew (Drue) Brannaghan
Position// Trading Director at OMD
Name// Daniel Andrew
Position// Account Director at Mitchell Communication Group
Name// Neville Betts
Position// Business Director at OMD
Name// Carla Bradshaw
Position// Group Account Director at Mitchells
Name// Robert Bellamy
Position// Junior Strategist at UM
Name// Jackson Graham
Position// Strategist at MEC
Name// Sophie Madden
Position// CEO of Media Federation of Australia
Name// Karen Halligan
Position// General Manager of Slingshot Media
Name// David Dalgarno
Position// Senior Communications Strategist at Starcom
Name// Sunita Gloster
Position// CEO of Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)
Name// Salamun Truong
Position// Technical Data Manager at Marketing Sciences Australia (Mediabrands)
Name// Dean Challis
Position// Communications Director at MediaCom
Name// Matt Bruhn
Position// Marketing Director at Diageo Australia & New Zealand
Name// Ashley Gomes
Position// Brand Manager on OsteoEze/ Vita-Minis at Aspen Pharmacare Australia
Name// Virginia Hyland
Position// HM Communications & Get Social Media – Founder & Principal
Name// Andrew Lamb
Position// Managing Director at TMS
Name// Jarrad Provis
Position// Business Director at Initiative
Name// Anna Camuglia
Position// Business Director at Starcom MediaVest
Name// Kirsty-Jane Muddle
Position// Owner/Partner at CumminsRoss
Name// Gemma Lasenby
Position// Communications Director at UM
Name// Bronwen Goodbar
Position// Media Planner at Initiative Media
Name// Peta Southcombe
Position// Marketing Analytics Manager at Maxus
Name// Megan Foster
Position// Group General Manager of Marketing and Brand Development at Myer Pty Ltd
Name// Wayne Philbert
Position// Group Business Director at MediaCom Melbourne
Name// Megan (Hanley) Kay
Position// Client Service Director at Havas Media
Name// Justine Butler
Position// Media Manager at Media Merchants